When commencing to put together a travel Website -- this is my 3rd <|> -- I always agonise over the best way to do it -- and never feel confident of having chosen correctly ... This time I wondered if I should be presenting the text like a diary; you know, "We got up at 7 and enjoyed a delicious breakfast; then, having ensured we'd packed all we needed, set off for <Xxxxxxxx>." -- that kind of thing. But I read quite a few of those, and decided that the somewhat more laconic style suits me better. Get used to it. :-)

Our trip to Italy this time combined my deep-seated hope of gaining employment as a (qualified) teacher of English with our normal passion for travelling there (and in France !) and the double motivation brought an extra level of interest.

Tuesday 26th February
Travelling:
Great flying, it was, and *excellent* food. We'd booked as Alitalia passengers onto Qantas flights, and ate Neil Perry food. Can only recommend it -- but CS points out that it was better out of Melbourne than out of Rome, for